cleaning eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JulieJo1216, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. JulieJo1216

    JulieJo1216 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my wyandotte lays her eggs there clean, no poo on them. So I just put in frig, are you suppose to wash them before you Crack them into a pan? Some one told me to wash the eggs before you cook them. cause there is bacteria on the outside of the eggs?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Eggs have a 'bloom' on unwashed shells that protects from bacteria. I would wash them before cracking open anyway. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You will find members on here who do and who don't wash the eggs before cracking them open. I agree with drumstick diva; I would wash them first. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting those eggs.
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Unless our eggs are dirty, I don't wash them before using. If we end up with a dirty one, I try to get the dirt off with a piece of burlap and then wash if it needs further cleaning.
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    X2 - I have never washed commercial or my hen's eggs before cracking and cooking….cooking will kill any possible bacterial hanging around. No one should eat raw eggs anymore. I do use an egg brush to clean them before storing. But if poopy, wipe it off with a warm damp paper towel. Never got sick from any. And I love soft, runny poached eggs.

    [​IMG] so glad you joined us.
     
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  6. JulieJo1216

    JulieJo1216 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did hear from another sight; if your one to wash your eggs, not to wash your eggs in cold water cause it allows any bacteria to get into the egg. To use warm water. Warm water doesn't break the bloom.
     
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  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    I have read that too, and use only warm water when need to wash….but it does appear to remove at least some of the bloom. Dull eggs = bloom. Shiny eggs = bloom removed. Try it and see.
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I don't wash my eggs unless they have poop on them. As long as you thoroughly cook your eggs, there shouldn't be a problem.

    Enjoy your eggs and welcome to our flock!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

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